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Where should the money go in record utility fine?

A proposed utility fine that would send nearly $1 billion to the state of California has set up a tussle over how the state punishes corporate wrongdoing and who should benefit from the record-sized penalty.

Byron Scott on Kobe Bryant's new role with the Lakers

Lakers' new head coach Byron Scott recognizes that his team has hit rock bottom. What's he going to do about it? A Martinez sat down with him to find out.

Deadly albino cobra caught after roaming Thousand Oaks

The deadly albino cobra that was loose in Thousand Oaks has been caught, according to a Los Angeles County spokesperson in a statement sent to KPCC.

Former LA attorney accused in $47M visa scheme

The former attorney allegedly used the EB-5 visa program to lure wealthy South Korean and Chinese investors who wanted to obtain green cards.

Dangerous venomous cobra loose in Thousand Oaks

The loose albino monocled cobra was last spotted near the 1300 block of Rancho Lane. The snake also bit a dog.

LA historian discovers treasure trove of historic photos, now online

KPCC's John Rabe talks with Anna Sklar, an LA historian who discovered and put online hundreds of photos from the city engineer's office dating back to 1890.

Gov. Brown seeks federal aid for Napa earthquake

In a letter to President Barack Obama Tuesday, Gov. Jerry Brown asks him to declare a major disaster to release federal emergency funds.

Thousands of child migrants reunited with family in CA

Close to 2,000 child migrants were reunited with relatives in LA County since the start of the year.

Interstate Fire: Brush fire contained after burning 25 acres near Lake Elsinore (updated)

The fire was sparked by a traffic collision involving a pickup truck hauling a trailer and a passenger vehicle off the I-15. One person in the truck was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Humpback whales attracted to California's coast by anchovies

The massive schools of anchovies are drawing Humpback whales to central California coast and they can be seen until early October this year, according to Capital Public Radio.

Jet with cracked windshield returns to Los Angeles

An American Airlines jet bound for North Texas has safely returned to Los Angeles International Airport after the front windshield cracked. Nobody onboard was hurt.

Massive Arroyo Seco homeless camp cleanup continues

One of Los Angeles County's largest homeless camp cleanups in recent years will continue on Tuesday, dismantling between 17 and 20 dwellings near South Pasadena.

3.5-magnitude quake hits near Gilroy

A small earthquake struck at a depth of 5.4 km at 9:10 a.m about 6 miles east southeast of Gilroy, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Arroyo Seco clean up to extend into next week

L.A. sanitation officials say they're working on a major clean-up effort along the dry Arroyo Seco riverbed in South Pasadena, where a number of homeless encampments have sprung up in recent years, some with their own kitchens and bathroom structures.

Encino fire kills 2 people, injures 6

An elderly mother and her son perished in the apartment fire that also injured a firefighter and five other people.

New clues surface in '09 Station Fire arson deaths

LASD homicide detectives say calls have been coming in with possible clues on the five-year anniversary of the death of two firefighters.